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Ethics In Practice: Staying Ethically Awake With Good Record Keeping Of Our Client’s Story
Janine Kendall (Counselling Psychologist : Senior Lecturer At Pearson Institute)

The records we keep show respect for our client’s sensitive and private information. Record keeping is indeed not only an ethical requirement but also a legal one required by the Constitution. People in helping professions are often confronted with ethical dilemmas. However, we seldom reflect on the ethical... principles and procedures that inform our daily practice – which could also have profound ethical implications for both ourselves and our clients.

In certain professions, such as pastoral counselling, guidelines are often lacking. In this workshop, we will not only address the “why”, but also the “how” of the following: Process and progress notes – what is the difference and how do we generate them? How long should we keep them? What information do we need to supply to clients before the first session in the information pack? Should I consider a professional will? What happens to my client’s confidential information if I die?

Issues that will flow from the two topics above are: consent; confidentiality; release of confidential information to 3rd parties; working with minors; technology and ethics: storing information digitally; sharing information digitally; telepsychology i.e. SKYPE. Being ethically awake when working with private and confidential records can save us a world of trouble should ethical dilemmas arise.

Friday evening, 15 June 2018 – Vredelust Parish venue facilities, 87 Thirteen Avenue, Boston, Bellville. Registration 18.00. Workshop 18.30 – 21.45 (15 min coffee break in-between). Cut off date for registrations: Tues 12 June at 12 noon.

Saturday morning, 16 June – Kelvin Grove Club, 144 Campground Road, Newlands. Registration 09.00. Workshop 9.30 – 12.45 (15 min coffee break in-between). Cut off date for registrations: Tues 12 June at 12 noon.

Costs: Based on the number of CPD points allocated: Psychologists and health professions that qualify for 6 CPD points: R800
Social workers (3 CPD points applied) and Ministers of religion (3 CPD points approved): R500

Contact Wanda de Jager if you need to clarify any information. Tel 021 931 0311. Email

Our registration number on the Department of Health database is Supplier No MAAA0529060

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